Parents of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls distraught after seeing daughters in video.
When the girls appeared on the screen, parents in the small room at the government compound here dissolved into tears. But after several of them finally saw their daughters’ faces again in the video, they said their relief quickly gave rise to anger: The girls were alive, but they were prisoners.
“Her face was frowning and unhappy,” said Bashir Wattai, a tall, solidly built farmer who said he had just seen his 17-year-old daughter Mairama in the video. “She looked sad. I burst into crying and weeping.”
“The other people in the room, they were all weeping and crying,” Mr. Wattai said. “It was just tears.